Being local, and ready to fly at a moments notice, is very valuable to the broadcasting community.  The use of a drone in place of a traditional manned aircraft provides more flexibility in filming angles/altitudes, less insurance liability, and overall lower cost filming. Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Field Guide required some additional footage after they had wrapped on using a manned craft to capture aerial footage for OFG’s Unprepared.

If you’re not up on the latest episode of Oregon Field Guide, here’s the whole lineup:

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